Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton22114163 for 329, 2,595 yards, 22 td, 25 int, & 41 rushes for 361 yards and 2 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBTommy Mason*23111167 rushes for 740 yards, 2 td, & 36 catches for 603 yards and 6 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FBDoug Mayberry2511074 rushes for 274 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 100 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 10th / 127th pick / 1961
WRCharley Ferguson231914 catches for 364 yards, 6 td
WRJerry Reichow2861239 catches for 561 yards, 3 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TESteve Stonebreaker24Rook912 catches for 227 yards, 1 tdDenver Broncos / 34th / 266th pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 155th pick / 1961
LTGrady Alderman242141 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGJerry Huth296121 fumble recoveredNew York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
CMick Tingelhoff22Rook141 fumble recovered
RGMike Rabold253141 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1959
RTFrank Youso26413New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
Defensive Starters
LDEJim Leo25214New York Giants / 3rd / 36th pick / 1960
LDTJim Prestel252140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredCleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDTPaul Dickson253140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDEJim Marshall252140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBCliff Livingston328110 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLBRip Hawkins231111 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredBoston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961, Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLBClancy Osborne283110 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
LCBDean Derby275114 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
RCBEd Sharockman231146 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961, Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LSChuck Lamson23Rook141 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
RSBill Butler253125 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
Special Teams Starters
KJim Christopherson24Rook011 of 20 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points
PJohn McCormick25Rook046 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked
PRBill Butler2531212 punt returns for a 14.1 average and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KRBill Butler2531226 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

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